Earthquake (controlled explosion) with magnitude of ML 1.8 on date 29-10-2019 and time 11:54:22 (Italy) in region Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.8 (controlled explosion) earthquake occured in region: Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina), on

  • 29-10-2019 10:54:22 (UTC)
  • 29-10-2019 11:54:22 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.16, 15.56 at 0 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

Event type: controlled explosion.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Messina ME 4 238439 238439
Reggio di Calabria RC 9 183035 421474
Villa San Giovanni RC 9 13784 435258
Campo Calabro RC 11 4536 439794
Saponara ME 12 3988 443782
Rometta ME 13 6650 450432
Fiumara RC 13 1018 451450
Villafranca Tirrena ME 14 8584 460034
Calanna RC 14 934 460968
Monforte San Giorgio ME 16 2777 463745
Scaletta Zanclea ME 16 2140 465885
Laganadi RC 16 413 466298
Itala ME 16 1640 467938
San Roberto RC 16 1750 469688
Roccavaldina ME 17 1133 470821
Valdina ME 17 1355 472176
Scilla RC 17 4964 477140
Sant'Alessio in Aspromonte RC 17 343 477483
Spadafora ME 18 5021 482504
San Pier Niceto ME 18 2837 485341
Venetico ME 18 3911 489252
Torregrotta ME 19 7431 496683
Alì ME 19 768 497451
Cardeto RC 20 1641 499092

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
4 Km S of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
9 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
70 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
84 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 ML 1.8 2019-10-29
10:54:22
38.16 15.56 0 2020-02-28
16:42:07
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 73935011
Rev 100 Md 2.0 2019-10-29
10:54:22
38.15 15.57 0 2019-10-29
11:29:01
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 73512561
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-10-29 10:54:22 ± 0.19
Latitude 38.16 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.56 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 0 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type controlled explosion
Origin ID 73935011

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1730
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1110
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 354
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1730
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 69
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 15
Number of defining phases 15
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.57
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.09083
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.20419
Number of stations at which the event was observed 15
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 15
Magnitudes information

ML:1.8

Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 32
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 73935011
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-12-13 09:49:58

Md:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 5
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 73512561
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-10-29 11:29:01
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:44.21 0.3 undecidable manual P 25 1.2042 50 -1.54 34
IV.HLNI.HHE. 2019-10-29T10:54:40.13 1.0 undecidable manual P 214 0.9767 50 -1.72 11
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:37.16 0.3 undecidable manual P 67 0.7455 50 -0.74 56
IV.FERC.HNN. 2019-10-29T10:54:33.46 0.6 undecidable manual P 56 0.5324 90 -0.69 40
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:32.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 296 0.5045 90 -0.76 59
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:30.46 0.1 positive manual P 102 0.3966 90 -0.68 83
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:29.76 0.3 undecidable manual P 249 0.3597 90 -0.55 66
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:29.42 0.1 positive manual P 234 0.3202 90 -0.01 100
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:28.49 0.1 positive manual P 69 0.2797 90 -0.05 100
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:27.30 0.1 positive manual P 88 0.2104 90 0.31 96
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:26.89 0.1 positive manual P 145 0.1907 90 0.33 96
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:26.60 0.1 positive manual P 265 0.1646 90 0.62 89
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:26.27 0.1 positive manual P 51 0.1538 90 0.53 92
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:25.70 0.1 positive manual P 338 0.1124 90 0.89 80
IT.RCU.HGZ. 2019-10-29T10:54:24.82 0.1 positive manual P 115 0.0908 91 0.49 94
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:0 0.0004315103 0.4224 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:27.30
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:0 0.0004920355 0.3392 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:29.91
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:0 0.0005689789 0.544 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:31.00
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 8.0393655E-5 0.5568 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:31.60
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:0 0.0008455715 0.32 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:31.84
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:0 0.00025301375 0.5568 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:31.82
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:0 0.0002666175 0.5568 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:31.82
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:0 0.00020899165 0.5248 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:32.67
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.00039987 0.64 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:32.41
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:0 0.0009084229 0.6016 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:33.06
IV.SICLA.EHE. ML:0 0.000494039 0.7616 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:33.20
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:0 0.00102773335 0.1984 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:32.88
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:0 0.0003570633 0.7552 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:33.75
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:0 0.0007636257 0.4544 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:33.51
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:0 0.00017742725 0.8 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:33.81
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:0 0.0001530904 0.704 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:34.58
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:0 0.00050374255 0.5376 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:35.73
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:0 0.0001473836 0.4032 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:35.82
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.00030558975 0.64 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:36.62
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 0.0001089448 0.5376 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:37.21
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:1.8 8.3127425E-5 1.4976 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:41.47
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:0 8.97238E-5 1.2416 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:43.20
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:1.9 0.000105476685 1.28 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:42.57
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:0 0.0002216468 0.64 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:43.70
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:0 0.000113779155 0.9792 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:44.00
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:0 0.0001932456 0.7232 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:43.91
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2 5.6395915E-5 0.3776 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:52.02
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.1 5.8526915E-5 1.9392 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:53.83
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.4 0.000154339175 0.992 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:54:56.47
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.1 5.9539455E-5 7.84 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:55:00.75
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:0 6.891193E-5 0.6784 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:55:11.63
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.4 0.0001618548 2.4064 AML other m 2019-10-29T10:55:23.17
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